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Old 10-10-2008, 02:46 PM   #11  
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If I didn't have such a disdain for lawyers I might even consider Aviation Law Sorry for the swipe at you Vagabond!
A little penile envy there, Major? heh heh heh. You seem to have a very serious problem. Now, I'm a very good lawyer, but I don't think even I can get you off.
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I think I might keep my eggs a little closer to the basket than going to law school. As fun as it sounds to pull all-nighters 4x/week for the next 3 years, I'm not sure I have that in me. My first and foremost goal is to be a pilot, but to get a master's degree that will make me stand out. All in all, I want the degree to help with my career, not just give me a reason to bail out before I've started...
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If there's anything the last year has taught us it is that airline employers don't care if you've won a Nobel as long as you have the time to get hired (and in some cases references). Yes, it looks nice to have another line in your Education section, but it is not worth going through multiple years of school and a lot of money for that line on your resume, because I don't believe that it will help you that much. Don't put all that time, money, and effort into a line on your resume...put it into something that is truly useful, like a real backup plan.

On a side note, I have always said, "If I can't do what I love, I'm gonna make a lot of money so I can enjoy my time away from work."

I'm not saying that you should find a "Dilbert" job and be miserable...but find something that is actually useful....in multiple industries.
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If there's anything the last year has taught us it is that airline employers don't care if you've won a Nobel as long as you have the time to get hired (and in some cases references). Yes, it looks nice to have another line in your Education section, but it is not worth going through multiple years of school and a lot of money for that line on your resume, because I don't believe that it will help you that much. Don't put all that time, money, and effort into a line on your resume...put it into something that is truly useful, like a real backup plan.

On a side note, I have always said, "If I can't do what I love, I'm gonna make a lot of money so I can enjoy my time away from work."

I'm not saying that you should find a "Dilbert" job and be miserable...but find something that is actually useful....in multiple industries.
I guess a lot of it is that I would really like to have a master's degree. Sort of a pride issue. I don't see anything wrong with higher education, and if I can flight instruct for the school and get free tuition, I think that's a great deal.

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I guess a lot of it is that I would really like to have a master's degree. Sort of a pride issue. I don't see anything wrong with higher education, and if I can flight instruct for the school and get free tuition, I think that's a great deal.

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Pip, what would you choose if you were going to grad school? Assume that MBA is not an option...I would cry since I would be so bored.
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